Solicitor General Stewart’s eloquent case for why the Constitution is neutral on abortion

By Dave Andrusko Near the beginning of last week’s fascinating oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart, in responding to a question from Justice Brett Kavanaugh, outlined a core argument why his state’s law protecting unborn babies after 15 weeks is constitutionally sound: JUSTICE KAVANAUGH: And as I understand …

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Does Justice Sonia Sotomayor even read the briefs?

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie Does Justice Sonia Sotomayor even read the briefs in cases before the Supreme Court? I ask because the cases don’t come any bigger than Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which addresses Mississippi’s limit on abortion after 15 weeks. The Court is being asked to overturn the 1973 decision in …

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Eight days and counting until Supreme Court hears Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Mississippi law protects unborn babies after the 15th week By Dave Andrusko If you go to Empower Women, Protect Life, among the many sterling defenses of the Mississippi Gestational Age Act is, not surprisingly given by Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch. In one of her chats–just 1 minute, 19 seconds long– she does an outstanding job …

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Nine days and counting until Supreme Court hears Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Mississippi law protects unborn babies after 15th week By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. The Supreme Court this morning released its first list of formal opinions of its 2021-22 term (there was only one) and it did not include Texas’ Heartbeat Law. That means there will be no decision on S.B. 8. prior to December 1, when the …

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Three weeks before Supreme Court hears Mississippi’s abortion law an in-depth look at why Roe should go

By Dave Andrusko The timing is impeccable. In less than three weeks—December 1, to be exact—the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. As our faithful readers know, Mississippi’s “Gestational Age Act” prohibits abortion after the 15th week with narrow exceptions. National Review has produced a special issue that does a …

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No longer hidden, the Supreme Court must recognize the undeniable humanity of the unborn child

By Dave Andrusko “These are the patients I encounter daily in my work as a radiologist. Clearly human, clearly alive, no longer mysteriously hidden from the eyes and knowledge of man, they ask us to consider them not disposable nonhumans but valuable members of our human family.” — Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie Listening to the oral …

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Supreme Court hears Texas’ Heartbeat Law vigorously criticized and defended

By Dave Andrusko In a three-hour long session, the Supreme Court today heard the first of two pivotal  pro-life laws enacted by Texas and Mississippi, respectively. This morning justices heard two different challenges to Texas S.B.8, ably defended by Texas Solicitor General Judd Stone. The first to Texas’ Heartbeat law was filed by abortion providers …

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Texas SB 8

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving Texas SB 8, a Texas law designed to protect unborn children whose hearts have begun to beat.  Today’s arguments were focused on the provision in the law that allows an individual to bring suit against anyone who knowingly performs or aids …

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Supreme Court to hear arguments Monday on Texas Heartbeat Law. Texas, abortion providers, and Justice Department file briefs

By Dave Andrusko Just days after the Supreme Court agreed to fast-track challenges to Texas’ Heartbeat Law, three parties—abortion providers, the Department of Justice, and the state of Texas—filed opening briefs yesterday criticizing and defending S.B. 8, the Texas Heartbeat Law. “The court will hear arguments on Monday in two different challenges, one brought by abortion …

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